Information for incoming students and families during the COVID-19 pandemic

The health and safety of our students, faculty, staff and others is always a high-priority at Washburn University, especially in challenging times like this.  The Office of Admissions is committed to supporting all incoming students during this time and encourages you to reach out with your questions or concerns to or 785.670.1030. 

We will continue to update this page with information as it becomes available.

Admissions requirements

Our admission requirements will remain the same. For high school seniors, any changes in high school curriculum due to COVID-19 will not affect your admission status or ability to receive admission to Washburn University.

For high school seniors, we make admission decisions based on 1) current high school transcripts or self-reported GPA and 2) test scores (ACT or SAT). This will alleviate any issues or concerns of students who are unable to acquire official transcripts or test scores at this time due to COVID-19 disruptions.

If you were planning on taking the ACT or SAT and are no longer able to due to its postponement, you may be admitted based on your high school GPA. In this circumstance, please contact your admissions counselor to notify them you are not able to take the ACT or SAT at this time and they will assist you in moving forward towards admission.

For first-time adult students and all transfer students, any issues acquiring official transcripts from previous institutions can be worked through with our admissions office on a case-by-case basis.

Any additional questions may be directed to the Office of Admissions at or 785.670.1030.

Financial Aid

The Office of Financial Aid is working to assist students experiencing financial distress during this COVID-19 crisis. Options will vary depending on students Title IV aid eligibility and extenuating circumstances. The financial aid office will assess each student on a case-by-case basis to find the best possible solution. Additionally, Drew Beets, financial literacy coordinator, is available to assist students with financial planning and maximizing financial aid opportunities. He can be reached at 785.670.2767 or

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